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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (set 1)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (c) 08/1985 Atari Games.

The player takes on the role of action movie hero, Indiana Jones, in a game that takes place over three different zones; the mines, a minecart chase and the temple. the first level features a number of platforms, ladders and slides and Indy must free kidnapped children by finding their cages and whipping them open.

The player must also keep an eye out for rattlesnakes and Thugee guards. The second zone is a recreation of the infamous minecart chase in the movie and the player must guide Indy's cart to the bottom of the mine; keeping ahead of enemy carts and voiding traps and trackside enemies. The final area takes place in the temple itself and Indy must make his way to the altar and retrieve the Sankhara stone. Indy must avoid guards and also fireballs thrown by the game's enemy boss, Mola Ram.

The player can choose to start the game on any one of three difficulty levels: easy, medium and hard. These are selected at the beginning of the game by entering the corresponding door. Once all three Sankara stones have been collected, Indy must work his way through a final mine and minecart section, before making his escape on the rope bridge and facing Mola Ram once and for all. Playing the easy level will not include this level the first time Indy acquires all three stones. Instead, a message will appear stating that Indy escaped on the rope bridge. The player is then returned to the game, starting again on a more difficult mines level.


Atari System 1 hardware

Game ID : 136036

Main CPU : 68010 (@ 7.15909 Mhz), M6502 (@ 1.789772 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), POKEY (@ 1.789772 Mhz), TMS5220 (@ 650.826 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 336 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 1024

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Theme music and sound effects are from the movie of the same name. This is the first Atari System I game to use speech capability to talk to players.

An Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom machine was shown at the 2003 classic arcade games show 'California Extreme' in San Jose, California.


At the difficulty select screen, whip all the hanging skeletons and both snakes to receive a 5,000 point 'Completion Bonus'. Whipping all the gas cannisters in the mines stage gives a 'Pyro Bonus' and whipping every bone pile and snake in the altar stage also gives a bonus. On levels which feature pits of molten lava, whipping enemy guards until they fall in the lava will earn additional bonus points.


Directed by : Peter Lipson

Produced by : Mike Hally

Location Supv. : Rob Rove

Voice Coach : Earl Vickers

Music / Audio effects : Hal Canon, Dennis Harper

Costumes & special effects : Susan G. McBride, Alan Murphy, Will Noble

Set designer : Dave Ralston


* Consoles :

Nintendo Famicom (1988)

* Computers :

Atari ST (1985)

Amstrad CPC (1987)

Apple II

Commodore C64 (1987)

Commodore Amiga